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The Killers announce intimate Sheffield show as stadium tour warm-up

It's a rare opportunity to catch the Vegas indie heroes in a tiny venue

By Tom Skinner

Brandon Flowers of The Killers
Brandon Flowers of The Killers. CREDIT: The Killers' official YouTube channel/Still

The Killers have announced an intimate show in Sheffield for next month as a warm-up to their 2022 UK and Ireland stadium tour.

Brandon Flowers and co. will take to the stage at the O2 Academy in Sheffield on Tuesday, May 17. Tickets go on general sale here at 10am BST this Thursday (April 14). An O2 Priority pre-sale is set to take place at the same time tomorrow (April 12).

The Las Vegas band will then start their run of stadium dates in Doncaster on May 24, with Blossoms appearing as the support act. Further concerts will take place in Bristol, Coventry, Southampton, London, Manchester, Dublin and other locations throughout the month and into June.

Sam Fender, Manic Street Preachers and Supergrass will also open for The Killers at select dates. You can see the full schedule below.

May 2022:
24 – Doncaster, Keepmoat Stadium
26 – Bristol, Ashton Gate
28 – Coventry, Coventry Building Society Arena
30 – Southampton, St. Mary’s Stadium

June 2022:
1 – Middlesbrough, Riverside Stadium
3 – London, Emirates Stadium
4 – London, Emirates Stadium
6 – Falkirk, Falkirk Stadium
7 – Falkirk, Falkirk Stadium
9 – Norwich – Carrow Road
11 – Manchester, Emirates Old Trafford

14 – Dublin, Malahide Castle
15 – Dublin, Malahide Castle

Last month saw The Killers release a new live film, ‘Notes From A Quiet Town’, to accompany a deluxe edition of their 2021 album ‘Pressure Machine’. The 33 minutes video intersperses behind-the-scenes footage with special performances.

The expanded version of the group’s latest record, meanwhile, boasts a fresh, acoustic take on their duet with Phoebe Bridgers, ‘Runaway Horses’, while the LP’s closing track – ‘The Getting By’ – is reimagined four different ways.

Speaking to NME last summer, Killers drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. revealed that the band had “already started messing around a bit” on tracks for their next studio effort, which he teased would be “heavier” than its predecessor.

“I do think that all four of us [himself, Flowers, Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer] are going to be on this next record,” Vannucci said.